6: 517 Assignment, Chaining,
Shaping, and Stimulus Control - Assignment
Functional Behavior Assessment
Assignment for this unit is to conduct a comprehensive functional behavior
assessment of the target behavior you identified in Unit 1 Discussion
(Discussion topic 1). Specifically, you need to provide an analysis of the
What methods did you use to gather
information via indirect and descriptive assessment (e.g., interviews,
observations, ABC assessments, checklists, etc.)?
What were the results of your
assessments? What is the hypothesized function of behavior? What other possible
functions might also be plausible?
What are the primary factors that
influence the presence or absence of the targeted behavior?
How could you set up a functional
analysis to test your hypotheses?
Considering what you have learned about
initiating or increasing a desired behavior, develop an intervention that will
hopefully result in a desirable change in your behavior. Please note that Unit
8 involves a discussion about your attempt to change this behavior over the
next two weeks!
Follow Assignment directions (review
grading rubric for best results).
Use correct APA formatting per the APA
Publication Manual, 6th Edition.
Be between 5 to 8-pages long, 12 pt.
font, double spaced.
Demonstrate college-level communication
through the composition of original materials in Standard American English.
Be written in Standard American English
and be clear, specific, and error-free.
paper should include:
· Title Page
· Main Body of the paper (5- to 8-pages)
· Reference Page
your Assignment in a Word document. Save it in a location that you will
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